Mysterious snowballs appear on Siberian beach

The Gulf of Ob is a remote Siberian reach of the Russian empire, and its beaches are covered in gigantic snowballs up to a meter across. The BBC reports that they’re the result of a “rare environmental process where small pieces of ice form, are rolled by wind and water, and end up as giant snowballs.” (Photo: SERGEI BYCHENKOV)

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Yakutsk (pop. 269,601), the capital city of the Sakha Republic in Russia, is the coldest city on earth, where temperatures can drop to -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit). Lonely Planet has a galley of photos by Amos Chapple. (Photo here is by Maarten Takens from Flickr)

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With Putin and Russia in the news more and more thanks to Trump and Steven Seagal, maybe it’s high time to learn how to pronounce Russian text. Thanks to the instructor’s lovely accent in this ten-minute tutorial, you’ll be pronouncing (if not understanding) in short order.

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Russian premier Vladimir Putin welcomes a new Russian to the motherland: Steven Seagal, the martial artist, ponytail aficionado, and star of countless popular action movies. “He has made requests about citizenship for a long time and quite persistently,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by news agency RIA Novosti. Under the Russian constitution, […]

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There are a lot of solar chargers out there, but the Water-Resistant Dual-USB Solar Charger is one of the best deals I’ve seen. It’s much more compact than your typical solar chargers, which tend to be very brick-like. And yet it still packs an impressive 5000mAh of power.The charger itself can be powered via solar energy or USB depending […]

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Artificial intelligence isn’t just a movie, it’s an extremely in-demand career path that is fueling the future of technology. The new Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle was created to introduce you to the skills you need to become a deep learning professional.These skills are what build everything from self driving cars to Siri, and companies […]

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Memory foam pillows can supposedly transform the way you sleep, but they often cost over $100 a piece. With such a high price tag, I never thought to risk trying it out. But at just $49.99 for a set of two pillows (under $25 per pillow), I decided to give it a try. The Comfort Bamboo Memory Foam […]

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